DRIFT Travel magazine - - Whistler British Columbia - BY: TRACEY DRAKE

Perched el­e­gantly on a pris­tine glacier fed lake, Nita Lake Lodge is just a five-minute shut­tle (com­pli­men­tary) ride from the heart of Whistler Vil­lage. The mas­sive wood lodge that greets you as you ar­rive at the prop­erty is lo­cated a mere 500 me­ters from the base of Whistler Moun­tain in the Creekside com­mu­nity. It is quiet, it is thank­fully re­moved from the busi­ness of Whistler Vil­lage and it is a di­vine place to re­lax, recharge and re­con­nect.

Our lake­front suite was spa­cious and charm­ing with a fire­place wall that sep­a­rated the liv­ing and sleep­ing ar­eas. Ex­pan­sive win­dows and a bal­cony over­look­ing Nita Lake quickly be­came a fa­vorite spot to con­vene for drinks and con­ver­sa­tion; early morn­ing with cof­fee and late evening with a great bot­tle of lo­cal wine. The spa bath­room fea­tured a mas­sive soaker tub and a 2-per­son stone tiled glass shower. I was also im­pressed that the toi­letries pro­vided were L’oc­c­i­tane, one of my fa­vorite brands.

Din­ing at Nita Lake Lodge was cer­tainly a treat! Lunch at Fix Café was home­made heaven, with de­li­cious breads and pas­tries, ex­pertly brewed cof­fee and one of the best fruit smooth­ies I have ever had. Din­ner at Aura Restau­rant was a multi-course sen­sa­tion, and we rev­eled in ev­ery mouth­ful.

This is also the type of prop­erty that you just want to spend time in the pub­lic spa­ces. Cure Lounge, was re­cently re­fur­bished with over­size lodge fur­nish­ings and it is fab­u­lous. I rec­om­mend sam­pling from their sig­na­ture cock­tail menu. I rec­om­mend try­ing the Cana­dian Whiskey Flight and the Don Draper Sour Craft cock­tail.

The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge was just what I needed! The re­lax­ation lounge was filled with nat­u­ral light and com­fort­able chaises. The rooftop hot tub and eu­ca­lyp­tus steam room were di­vine, and the treat­ments were pro­fes­sional and much needed.

Nes­tled in the snowy moun­tains, sur­rounded by B.C.’S nat­u­rally wild awe­some­ness and cre­ated to el­e­vate your senses and ex­pec­ta­tions of what a great des­ti­na­tion re­sort should be, Nita Lake Lodge is the per­fect place to va­ca­tion in Whistler. It ab­so­lutely lives up to its rep­u­ta­tion of be­ing ex­cep­tional, in­ti­mate, au­then­tic.

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